In today's chapter of No Dragons Press: A HIGH FANTASY bonkers stoner fantasy adventure, Addie does the best she can to persuade Nate to exercise basic caution, but he decides to place his blind trust in Xenia anyway. Not that she's jealous. Not at all.
This proves to be the lead-up to what is, of course, not an excellent idea on Nate and Xenia's part, not that anyone wants to know what Addie thinks about it, and it just may be the last time the gang is together before it starts to fracture.
Hope you like! Happy Thanksgiving!
In this week's chapter of everyone's favorite new adult bonkers stoner fantasy series, Xenia explains more about the world the No Dragons Press gang finds themselves stranded in. Addie is more and more impressed with the woman---and so are Duc and Nate, apparently, which she is less impressed with.
But Nate and Xenia's ultimate plan is the least impressive thing at all, and Addie has the funny suspicion that the guys are way, way letting their guard down. Because in an unfriendly, unfamiliar world, the three remaining friends should be sticking together...right?
Today's episode is a short one. It's also late. The world is ending, is my excuse. Sorry.
Anyway, in this week's chapter, Addie learns a little bit more about the glorious woodland creature, whose name turns out to be Xenia, and they debate whether or not to trust her. But do they really have a choice?
In today's episode, I completely lose my mind about the show I attended over the weekend in Chicago: ARW, which is Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman of the band Yes. GUYS, I PRETTY MUCH SAW YES. *dies* Anyway, if you're not familiar, I talk a little bit about the lineup and why this particular one was so special, and I recommend a few albums to get you started.
Then, we proceed to learn just who or what is yelling at Addie, Duc, and Nate from the depths of the forest, and hopefully a little bit about where Tristan and Bradley may have ended up. I hope you enjoy!
In today's chapter, people go missing and shit goes crazy and it turns out nothing Addie thought she knew is stable enough to depend on.
But first, I have an exciting announcement to make: No Dragons Press is now on Patreon!
Here's a quick overview: Patreon is kind of like Kickstarter in that it's a way to crowdfund a project, but it’s geared more toward artists working on long-term, ongoing ideas. The basic idea is that the artist (or author or podcaster) does what she loves, and consumers or listeners who choose to support contribute just a dollar a month to help make the work sustainable.
So, since this is officially the eighteenth episode of No Dragons Press, now seems like a good point to kind of stop and assess the situation. I love the story and I love the feedback I've been getting, and I really want to continue making it available freely to whoever wants to listen to it. I think that’s important. But I do need to start thinking about the podcast as more than just a fun hobby and really look at making it sustainable. I'm really happy to do it, but that's why Patreon is so amazing: it's this way to open up a stream of support for people who are really positive about what I'm doing, and it only costs any individual person a dollar a month.
And it's more than that. You know, it's a way for people to go beyond feeling appreciation really feel ownership and pride. It's a way for people who maybe really enjoy fiction but don't have the time or inclination to develop a novel for themselves to feel like they're helping to put something creative out into the world.
I talk very lightheartedly about marijuana on the show and in this book, and if you haven't gathered by now, I have a bit of an ulterior motive with how casually Addie treats smoking and being high. There's a lot of important policy decisions being discussed right now and a lot of knee-jerk reactions to media headlines, and I think a lot of what’s fueling those reactions and standing in the way of important progress is fear. I think our best way forward through all this shit is through education, and as advocates for the good that cannabis can do in the world, it should be our biggest goal right now to make people open and receptive to the science and the data and the financial experiences of legal states.
I believe a bumbling, sweet, wilderness-savvy young woman like Addie who is way more capable than she realizes can help change peoples’ minds and help break down these knee-jerk, unfounded negative ideas of what marijuana is and who is using it and what it can do, and to do that I need to be able to expand my outreach. With your support of one dollar a month, you will help give me the ability to invest in some of those important distribution opportunities and marketing strategies that are going to help get this project in front of more audiences.
So, if you're not feeling the financial support thing right now, that's totally fine. I WANT you to keep listening keep enjoying the show keep telling your friends—that's plenty of support, and I really appreciate the opportunity to talk to you every week and read you my story.
And if you understand appreciate what I'm trying to do and you want to help make the podcast sustainable, or if you’ve just been enjoying the story and want to show your support, head to Patreon.com/nodragonspress to be one of the very first special group of contributors to help No Dragons Press: A HIGH FANTASY Fiction Podcast reach new audiences and really level up in a big way.
Thank you all so much. I will not forget your support.